An anti-corruption group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has sued the National Youth Service Corps and its Director-General, Brig. Gen. Sule Kazaure, over the Corps’ failure to respond to the allegation that the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, forged an NYSC Exemption Certificate. In a lawsuit marked FHC/L/CS/1369/18, filed before the Federal High Court in Lagos, SERAP is seeking an order of mandamus against the NYSC and its DG.
The group is urging the court to declare that Kazaure and the NYSC’s failure to provide information and relevant documents on Adeosun’s true status was unlawful and amounted to a breach of the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2011.
The group is praying the court to compel the NYSC to immediately supply it with “specific documents and information on Mrs. Kemi Adeosun’s application for the National Youth Service Corps’ Exemption Certificate and to publish widely, including on a dedicated and on the NYSC website, any such information.”